Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Whats been happenin in the Sugar Shack?

Wow - what an exciting past couple weeks we've had.

First was the absolutely decadent Cole Porter Burlesque Tribute show co-produced by our sister company, Bleeding Hearts Burlesque and the Lovely Amber Ray. Although there were a few challenges (such as the previous show running well over an hour and our stage manager not showing up!!) - we still managed to go on with the show. And what a show it was! A dapper audience and the top stars in burlesque and cabaret came together for an enchanting evening sewn together by the talented band, Grandpa Mussellman and they Syncopaters. The Village Voice was there and inspired to create a slide show for the event on their website. For a week, our very own Miss RunAround Sue was on the website's front page.
You can see the sideshow here:

The next afternoon Legs Malone , Miss RunAround Sue, The Lady Aye and World Famous *BOB* hightailed it up to the Berkshires for two amazing shows at Club Helsinki. What a great bunch of girls to travel with. Next month will be our one year anniversary of producing at this amazing spot. If you're ever in Massachusetts on the last Saturday of the month - come join us!!

Next we had the honor of being the first to dirty-up the newly renovated downstairs lounge (formerly the tiki lounge) at Niagara. We're going on three years of shimmying and shaking in this steamy little hideaway where we produce "Shaken and Stirred" NYC's ONLY Burlesque Danceparty. Our resident hearth throb, DJ Jess from Indierotica was on the tables, La Maia and Jani Gun were on the go-go box, and Melody Sweets and Harvest Moon joined Legs and Sue on the stage. Come on out and see us sometime if the combination of free shots, a danceparty, and burlesque gets your heart swoonin'.

The next day we celebrated Lady D from Anti-Mag ( at Anti-Mag's monthly happy hour, Thirst Fursday, at Nurse Bettie. The whole point of this night is to bring back the art of conversation and give this eye-opening, artist friendly magazine a physical home once a month. Sugar Shack provides a mini-show to break the ice and this month had the pleasure of booking Marlo De Marquise, Veronica Vroom, and Mr. Kenny Law in addition to Sugar Shack's partner in crime, Legs Malone and the one and only, Miss RunAround Sue as host.

Friday was crazy! Imagine four gigglin burlyq girls sitting side by side on a bus down to DC and you'll have a pretty good idea of our afternoon. We played the Palace of Wonders that night which was only a few doors down from Sticky Rice. Miss Sue had agreed to put together a special teaser party for a bachelorette party in the upstairs part of Sticky Rice. So, Legs and Sue did their thing and then hustled back to the Palace to continue the burlesque!! We sold out the venue and saw many loving faces in the crowd! Miss Sue and Legs hosted the night while Veronica Vroom, Boo Boo Darlin, and Ruby Valentine provided additional shimmying and shakin'.

And that brings us to the now... and the future... whats going on in the Sugar Shack over the next few weeks? Well.... stayed tuned, that report will be out later today.

Sugar Shack Burlesque

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